So, the other day, I met up with Rickey to film a short scene for his acting reel. I really love working with actors and helping them get to a place that is real for both them and the character...Read More
Pilot season for me has begun! I was brought on by Valiant Pictures as the Cinematographer for their new show, "Renick & Swelee Save the Day". The basic premise is that Producer Matthew D'Amato and Director Vincent Lin take Renick & Swelee into different scenarios, teaching them a new skill and then implementing that skill the very next day. But like any good TV show, there is a twist, usually on the unsuspecting duo lol…Read More
I just finished filming a really fun commercial, “Follow the Green Bunny” this past weekend for an eclectic hat brand, Green Bunny Hats. What I especially loved about it is the level of detail we were able to get from every aspect of the shoot.
Here’s what we did…Read More
I think it’s ironic how when I look back at where I was when I first graduated and where I am now, there are a lot of differences and growth. But, at the same time, there are sooooo many parallels.
Heres what I mean:Read More
No matter what our budget, big money Hollywood budget or small, no money passion project, we will never have enough money to have EVERYTHING that we need for a shoot. But you know what? It's our job to figure it out and make it happen anyway...Read More
So, full disclosure: I am not a colorist by any stretch of the imagination. I want to go to one of those REDucation classes and take some other courses in color grading in general just to get the most out of my Scarlet-W. But, I learned a thing or two over the course of having to do every production role myself...Read More
Should I go in there like a traditional interview, suit and tie, business-like? Or do I want to “look like a director” and be more casual (but still put together)? I’ve heard both sides of this story...Read More
It’s hard to get out there and do what you know you’re supposed to be doing when you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for anything, like basic necessities in addition to what you want...But in any event, you gotta go out and do it anyway...Read More
As I came into this year, I had to make a choice: do I keep freelancing, getting further and further away from my film goals and ultimately never achieving them? Or do I take another risk and go after them 100%?Read More
Remember how I said that freelancing was starting to affect me both mentally and physically? Well, for a myriad of reasons (like living so far away from most of gigs or working 16 hour days), by the time I got home, I just had no energy, strength, or motivation to actually workout. So how do I fix it?Read More
Two things I wished I had today: A private server like Tony Stark, accessible from anywhere and a dope private jet. Like Tony Stark. And an Iron Man Suit. Like Tony Stark.
See, here’s what happened...Read More
My filmmaking journey is different than anyone else’s. All of the twists, turns, successes, missteps all make up #ThatFilmLife for me.Read More